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SLVHS Drama presents "Like, Like Like?"

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About SLVHS Drama presents "Like, Like Like?"

San Lorenzo Valley High School is proud to present "Like, Like Like?" by Tony Kienitz. The play is directed by SLVHS seniors Elias McMilin, Wyatt Troxell, and Austin Whisler, and is presented at the San Lorenzo Valley Performing Arts Center October 18 through October 27. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. There is a special Community Night performance on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. when all tickets are $10 each. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door and online starting Friday, October 4 at the SLV Drama Boosters webpage; prices are listed below.

"Like, Like Like?" premiered at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts in June 2017. It is a fast-paced farcical take on high school politics. At the center of it all, Dave Miller calls together characters from every clique to rig the election for Homecoming Queen/King. What he doesn’t tell them is that each person is rigging the vote in their own way. As Dave’s master plan falls apart, even he can’t tell who will win the HoCo title.

Elias McMilin has been doing all he can on and around the stage for the majority of his life. His first experience was through Little People’s Repertory Theatre but has since expanded to doing shows, acting or otherwise, with groups such as Mountain Community Theater, Santa Cruz County Actors' Theatre, SLV Drama, and others. He has worked many positions from stage crew to board operator to costumes, but his true passion lies with acting and working directly with actors. Having tasted directing both in the SLVHS Drama II class and through summer participation with Hooked on Theater, he has had a lot of fun facing the challenge of directing head-on.

Wyatt Troxell’s first musical was Kids On Broadway’s production of "Alice in Wonderland," in which he appeared as the Dodo Bird. Since then he has worked with Christian Youth Theater, Little People’s Repertory Theatre (LPRT), Mountain Community Theater (MCT), San Lorenzo Valley Middle School, and San Lorenzo Valley High School (SLVHS) as an actor, designer, technician and musician. His favorite roles thus far are Prince John in "A Lion in Winter" (MCT), Action in "West Side Story" (SLVHS), and Doc in "Back to the Beanstalk: Snow White and the Seven Scientists" (LPRT). Wyatt has worked also as a lighting designer, makeup designer, sound and light board operator, spot-op, stage manager, assistant stage manager, technical director, drummer in the pit, and is now taking on the role of co-director. Most recently, Wyatt has been working in the SLVHS Drama II class as the lead coordinator for the student-run scene showcase. He also is a current member of the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony, where he is a percussionist.

Austin Whisler has been performing on and offstage since long before he can remember. He began his career onstage at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts with his preschool dance class. Since then he has added the roles Amahl ("Amahl and The Night Visitors"), Peter Pan ("Peter Pan"), and Cal Moricas ("The Winds of Beyond") -- to name some favorites -- to his resume. In 2018 he was the Scenic Designer for the SLVHS student-directed production of "A-Haunting We Will Go." Outside of the theater, Austin competes with the SLVHS Track and Field Team as a thrower. He also is a current member of the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony, where he has been playing the French Horn for two years.

Performance Dates:
7:00 p.m. on October 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26
2:00 p.m. on October 20 and 27

All performances will be held at the San Lorenzo Valley Performing Arts Center located at 7105 Hwy 9, Felton, CA 95018.

Ticket prices:
General Admission - $12
Student/Senior/Staff - $10
Community Night (10/24) - $10

Tickets will be available to purchase at the door and online at the SLV Drama Boosters website (see link).

"Like, Like Like?" is produced by special arrangement with A Theatre Near U (ATNU) www.atheatrenearu.org

Photo credit: Taylor Kittle
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